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RE-UPDATED: Hoboken Mayor Alleges Gov. Christie Withheld Hurricane Relief Money to Get Redevelopment Project Approval

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Hoboken NJ Mayor Dawn Zimmer claims Christie Administration withheld Hurricane Sandy relief funds over lucrative redevelopment project they wanted approved. She requested $147 million in aid but only received “$142,000 to defray the cost of a single back-up generator plus an additional $200,000 in recovery grants.”

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Christie spokesman says she is lying:

“Mayor Zimmer has been effusive in her public praise of the Governor’s Office and the assistance we’ve provided in terms of economic development and Sandy aid,” Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak wrote in a statement. “What or who is driving her only now to say such outlandishly false things is anyone’s guess.”

But Zimmer’s statements and documentation suggest that Christie’s administration – hailed for what seemed like a heroic response to Hurricane Sandy – in fact refused to help some of the neediest.

Zimmer’s interview comes on the heels of a scandal in which other members of Christie’s inner circle conspired to create huge traffic swells, possibly in an act of political retribution, on another New Jersey town on the outskirts of Manhattan.

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RE-UPDATED: Hoboken Mayor Alleges Gov. Christie Withheld Hurricane Relief Money to Get Redevelopment Project Approval

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Hoboken NJ Mayor Dawn Zimmer claims Christie Administration withheld Hurricane Sandy relief funds over lucrative redevelopment project they wanted approved. She requested $147 million in aid but only received “$142,000 to defray the cost of a single back-up generator plus an additional $200,000 in recovery grants.” (more…)

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